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The City Council and social entities start the rehousing of homeless people (01/07/2020)

The Department of Social Services collaborates with social entities to relocate people who are in a situation of extreme social vulnerability.

Since this morning, July 1, three of these people are part of a shared apartment program, with the accompaniment and follow-up of technicians from Huertecica and the Service of Homeless People and Passers-by of the Department of Social Services, with the objective to achieve their full inclusion.“I want to highlight what has been the most important thing for me, to see the faces of these people, who when they started talking about this program, they did not quite believe it, they did not believe that life was going to smile at last and being able to find a decent livelihood ”, indicated the councilor delegate for Social Services, Mercedes García.The mayor has continued explaining that "it was a very exciting act to see the faces of these people upon entering the apartment, which is arranged, with a room for each and exterior views."Mercedes García recalled that “from the beginning of the pandemic an emergency device was put in place to relocate more than 50 homeless people, not only from Cartagena but also from outside the town, and that they were in extreme situations vulnerability.

These people were housed in the Coto Dorda Residence, managed by Cáritas and the Santa Teresa Hospitality, managed by Huertecica, with the aim of avoiding infections and working to reduce their social problems, and in many cases, addictions.

”The mayor has also indicated that "during these last weeks and once the Alarm State has ended, we have started to relocate all these people, who in no case can return to the street."

Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena

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